If you can go early in the morning (and thus beat the crowds), Wat Phnom could be your oyster for a few precious moments. Unfortunately, our visit was during peak time, during which tourists crawled all over the 10m-high hill/mound which house the Wat (temple). The inside is certainly worth a few pictures, if you can squeeze your camera through a gap in the crowd.
TIPS: Mid-day is NOT the time to go (the crowd kills the serene atmosphere that really adds to the wat visiting experience). Make sure you walk all the way around the Wat in order to see the big shrub clock on the side of the hill! Avoid children promising to set birds free if you pay them. Don't forget to take off your shoes in the Wat (sign of respect).
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